Julia Todd from Capstone Foster Care participated in the Race for Life in Solihull to raise funds for Cancer Research.
Julia was joined on the day by friends and family who cheered her on. “Our aim was to walk the 5k in under an hour, we just made it in 59 minutes. We’d stopped to chat to people along the way and had to run the last bit to finish in time!”
Julia was joined by four friends who completed the race with her and between them they have raised £1000 so far. Over 2,300 people participated in the race in Malvern Park, and the organisers are expecting to raise over £175,000.
In August 2014, Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer within weeks she had undergone surgery. Julia has had six months of chemotherapy and is now receiving radiotherapy treatment.
Julia said; “People think I’ve done well, but it’s been very hard. I’ve had lots of support from friends and family. My faith and support in my local parish church in Knowle has really helped me get through this.”
“I did the Race for Life because the money we’re raising will go towards research. I’ve read somewhere that by 2050 they may find a cure. It seems like a long time away but it’s better than nothing. I hope one day they will find a cure to stop this awful suffering – to beat Cancer.”
Julia added; “I didn’t know how I’d feel on the day of the race, but I was really touched by everyone who had been affected.”
Julia’s husband, Andrew said; “It was a very moving experience to see so many people involved, all affected by cancer in one way or another.”
Julia is still collecting funds for the race, if you would like to make a donation you can find her Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/juliatodd/